4 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

Overview of 4 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

The 4 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga dunes, immersing yourself in the heart of Morocco desert wonders. The adventure includes a visit to the historic Kasbah Ben Haddou and the renowned film studios in Ouarzazate. Traverse the captivating landscapes of the Dades and Toudra Gorges, where towering rock formations create a stunning backdrop. The highlight awaits in Merzouga, where a camel ride leads to a night in a desert camp beneath a traditional Berber tent. Experience the magic of the Sahara under the starlit sky, making this desert excursion an unforgettable Moroccan odyssey.

Highlights of 4 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

  • Enjoy a scenic drive and view of the High Atlas Mountains.
  • Explore Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Experience the lush oasis towns and the beautiful city of Ouarzazate.
  • Discover the Todra Gorge and Dades Valley with their magical landscapes.
  • Camel rides and thrilling time in the enchanting Sahara desert.
  • Exploring the famous Draa Valley.
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Note: This itinerary is customizable to match your preferences and duration of stay. Contact us for personalized tour options and exact pricing based on group size and accommodation preferences.

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Itinerary of 4 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Gorges [335 km]

After picking you up from your hotel/riad, we’ll head towards Dades Valley. Along the way, we’ll cross the High Atlas through the breathtaking Tizi n’Tichka pass, at an altitude of 2,260 meters, making stops to enjoy the incredible views. After crossing the Atlas, we’ll reach the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, an incredible fortified city featured in movies like Gladiator, Babe, and Lawrence of Arabia. Following the visit, we’ll take the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs to Skoura, where we’ll stop at the Amredhyle Kasbah. Continuing to Kelaat M’gouna, the capital of the Rose Valley, known for its pink hues and delightful fragrance in spring. We’ll visit shops dedicated to the production and sale of rose water, soaps, and cosmetics. Our journey continues to the Dades Gorges, where we’ll stay overnight in a hotel/riad with dinner.

Day 2: Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Merzouga Desert [272 km]

After breakfast, we’ll head to Merzouga desert and cross the impressive Todra Gorges, where we’ll spend time until lunch. Energized, we’ll drive to Merzouga, passing through the Jorf Palm Grove, reputed for its finest dates, and Erfoud, a charming village with a marble workshop. Upon arriving in Merzouga and marveling at its stunning dunes, we’ll leave our vehicle to venture into the desert on camelback in search of the camp where we’ll spend the night. At this camp, enjoy one of the most authentic dinners in all of Morocco amidst the dunes under the starlit sky.

Day 3: Merzouga Desert – Alnif – Agdz – Ouarzazate [364 km]

After waking up early for a sunrise in the desert is an unmissable experience, after witnessing this magical moment and enjoy your breakfast, we’ll ride camels to a hotel or by 4×4 and drive to Ouarzazate, we’ll take a different route, passing through the Tafilalet Palm Grove and the town of Rissani (origin of the Alaouite dynasty and former capital of the Alaouite sultans). We’ll reach Alnif, taking the road through the Anti Atlas mountain range. Enchanted by the shapes and colors of these mountains, we’ll arrive at Tazarine, a significant Berber village, N’kob, and finally, the Draa Valley with its astonishing palm grove. In the afternoon, we will cross the Anti-Atlas via the Tizi-Tenift Pass at an altitude of 1660 metres, heading to Ouarzazate, where we will spend the night in a riad/hotel.

Day 4: Ouarzazate – Tizi n’Tichka – Marrakech [194km]

After breakfast, we’ll have time to visit the famous Kasbah Taourirt and the Atlas Film Studios, the most significant in Africa. Traveling back to Marrakech, we’ll admire the beauty of the mountains adorned with Berber villages and the contrasts of the High Atlas. We’ll reach Marrakech around 5:00 PM. Farewell, accommodation, and the end of our services.

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FAQ's of 4 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga

The distance from Marrakech to Merzouga is 562 km.

No, you don’t need a sleeping bag. Our desert camp is equipped with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay.

Yes, for travelers who prefer not to ride camels, we offer 4×4 transfers to and from the camp at no extra charge. Simply inform us of your preference at the time of booking.

To confirm your booking, we require a small deposit via PayPal, Wise, or bank transfer, with the balance payable in cash upon pickup. We accept payments in euros, dollars, or dirhams. For cancellations made at least 30 days before the start of the tour, a full refund will be provided.


Ensuring comfortable travel enhances the overall experience, and at our company, we prioritize providing the best possible solutions for our guests. We offer a range of comfortable transportation options including the Toyota Prado Land Cruiser TX, Mercedes Benz Sprinter minibus for groups of 8 people or more, along with other comfortable choices.

Standard Desert Camps:

Our standard Merzouga desert camps cater to travelers who appreciate comfort without the luxury of our Morocco luxury desert camps. The tents offer a comfortable setting for a restful night’s sleep, while restroom and shower facilities are shared among all camp guests.

Luxury Desert Camps:

Experience the ultimate luxury camping in the Moroccan Sahara desert with our exclusive camp. Our tents are elegantly furnished to provide the utmost comfort, offering a variety of bed sizes including king, double, twin, or single beds. Each tent features en-suite facilities complete with a full-size shower with hot and cold water, a sink, and a toilet for your convenience. Our dedicated staff at the camp are committed to ensuring your stay is unforgettable, always available to assist and enhance your desert experience.